January 3rd, 2007


This Irks Me!

pikachumustdie linked to this article on the CNN.com international edition website about Pat Robertson. I'm not a fan of Mr. Robertson. But I absolutely despise incompetent and deceitful journalism!

The CNN.com story, from an Associated Press source, claims that "...the U.S. was not hit with a tsunami" in 2006, as predicted by Mr. Robertson.

What, then, happened in Crescent City, California this past November? Not to mention in my own back yard! My neighbor evacuated her house when she saw the water in the bay recede.

Incompetent or intentionally deceitful writing published under the guise of "journalism" bothers me far more than does Robertson's loony ranting. If I were the editor at wherever in Pigignorantville USA this cheap-shot excuse of an Associated Press story came from, the writer would be fired on the spot for failing to check facts on the tsunami and using deceit in an attempt to discredit a public figure (who does a perfectly fine job of discrediting himself without the help of stupid incompetent hack-job pseudo-journalists). In fact, the AP editor who let this slide should be sacked or shot, as should the morons at CNN.com who are passing it along.

Incompetence? Or purposeful misinformation? Either way lends support to the "liberal bias" charges so often leveled at the major media outlets. Or maybe it's just a "stupid bias."

I just HATE crappy, inaccurate, misleading "journalism." At least, I do when it's people other than me who are doing it.

Liberal Bias

As usual, once I get going on something, I just can't let it rest until I've made a complete and utter fool of myself. Thus:

It's apparently perfectly acceptable to deny the existence of a documented natural occurance in the Pat Robertson story at CNN.com if the objective is to belittle and demean a high-profile conservative Christian. Those fishermen in California whose boats and facilities were damaged don't really matter either. Everybody knows that fishermen are right-wing ultra-conservatives too, and probably too illiterate to read so they'll never know that they weren't really hit by a tsunami.

But try denying something that's near and dear to the politically correct über-leftist liberals.

Like, say, the holocaust.

Tell me again that there's no liberal (not to mention a certain religious) bias in the media.


I will grant, however, that it is a highly selective liberal bias, my highly uh, biased, I suppose, opinions about which I shall save for an upcoming Al Gore/Inconvenient Truth rant.

De-Fund You! (Jerks!)

I heard on NPR today that "the democratic leadership has stated they have no intention of de-funding the current military operations in Iraq."

I suspected this would be the case. That's why I voted either Green or Libertarian across the board. Apparently mine were not the "wasted" votes.

As for the people who thought sending democrats to the house and senate would make a difference, well, it's a good thing that democrats are all godless, soulless athiests; they won't have to worry about ever having to answer to a "higher power" for all the dead Iraqi kids. Not that there's a "higher power" that gives a rip about those pagan babies anyway.

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Toys 'n' Joys in Kaimuki has expanded their store and they now carry Pinky:st figures! They're kind of expensive; I can still buy them mail-order with shipping charges for considerably less, and the selection is limited, but at least they finally carry them.

Basic figures cost $12.00. More elaborate figures, like the Sakura Wars characters, are $22.00. They did have the new Range Murata Caine figure (altho' none of the others), also $22.00.

Another Book

All right, I'm reading another book. And pig-ignorant troglodyte that I am, I'm finding it full o' them big fancy words that I don't unnerstand. So much for that master's degree.

I suppose you know them, as you're all much smarter than I am.

1. sententiously

2. pullulation

3. deturgescence

4. plangently

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